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The Power to change a life is within us all
This winter, the St Vincent de Paul Society will see an increase in calls for help from families that have fallen on tough times.
When her husband left, Christine struggled to look after their two young children Lily and Jack on her own. Being a single parent whilst holding down a job is hard enough, but Christine’s son was living with autism and required 24 hour supervision.
As the emotional and financial stress began to take its toll, Christine reached out to Vinnies.
What did Vinnies do about it?
Through regular home visits, our Vinnies volunteers were able to provide assistance with:
And just as importantly, they also offered companionship and moral support.
But this winter, many families may not be as fortunate as Christine’s.
What can I do about it?
Donate to the Vinnies Winter Appeal online, or call 13 18 12.
Bushfire Victims - How to get help
Vinnies has provided emergency care packs to the victims of the fires through the refuge centres and is now supporting those people with much needed material aid.
St Vincent de Paul Society will assist with the long-term recovery of the communities affected by this tragedy, helping them to rebuild their lives with financial and material aid.
For those needing Clothing and Household Items Vinnies can help at:
Dunalley - Dunalley Recovery Centre, 160 Main Road Dunalley access via Constance street (Open Tuesday - Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm Sat 10.00am - 1.00pm)
Sorell - assistance can be co-ordinated through the Vinnies Centre.
Hobart Showgrounds - Vinnies Assistance Centre and drop off point for donations is at the “The Zone” building off the Hwy entrance.
Swansea - assistance can be co-ordinated through the Vinnies Centre.